Spring 2014 Season

We’re happy to (officially) announce the Spring 2014 books from Uncivilized Books. The whole season is now available as a subscription. Individual pre-orders coming soon. He’s what’s in store:

Truth Is Fragmentary: Diaries & Travelogues by Gabrielle Bell

“For an impoverished cartoonist, I do an awful lot of international traveling.”

Raw, bare-boned, scathingly funny dispatches from the renown comic diarist Gabrielle Bell, with biting cultural commentary mixed with her signature introspective, self-deprecating humor and surreal digressions (From car driving bears, through Zombie Apocalypses, to cute babies, and… more bears!) as she visits France, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Colombia, back to Brooklyn and finally landing in Upstate New York. In Truth Is Fragmentary Gabrielle Bell proves she can be… funny!

Gabrielle Bell was born in England and raised in California. Her work has been selected for the 2007, 2009-2013 Best American Comics and the Yale Anthology of Graphic Fiction, and she has contributed to McSweeneys, Bookforum, The Believer, and Vice Magazine. The title story of Bell’s book, Cecil and Jordan in New York has been adapted for the film anthology Tokyo! by Michel Gondry. Her latest book, The Voyeurs, was selected as one of the top 5 GNs of 2012 by Publishers Weekly. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

ISBN 978-0-98890145-2-1
Softcover, b&w + some color, 160 Pages, $19.99
May, 2014
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An Iranian Metamorphosis by Mana Neyestani

Can a cartoon cause riots? It seems unbelievable but for Mana Neyestani it’s true. One of his cartoons sparked riots, shuttered the newspaper Neyestani worked for, and landed the cartoonist his editor in solitary confinement inside of Iran’s notorious prison system. Mana Neyestani story, which can only be described as Kafkaesque, is vividly brought to life in An Iranian Metamorphosis.

Mana Neyestani (born 1973, in Tehran) is an Iranian cartoonist and illustrator for economic, intellectual, political, cultural, and professional magazines. He is particularly known for his work for the newspaper Zan and Persian language Radio Zamaneh. He is the recipient of the Cartoonists Rights Network International award for courage in editorial cartooning, 2010. He now lives in France.

ISBN 978-0-9889014-4-5
Softcover, b&w, 200 pages, $19.99
May, 2014
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It Never Happened Again by Sam Alden

Two exquisite stories drawn in Sam Alden’s signature, flowing, and lush pencil style. In “Hawaii 1997,” few words are spoken, but Aldens imagery evokes the magic of a night-time encounter at a Hawaiian resort. In “Anime” he explores the complicated dynamics of pop culture obsession. Sam Alden is one of the brightest young talents working today.

Sam Alden was born in 1988 in Portland, Oregon. In 2013 he won the Ignatz Award for most promising new talent, and was an official guest at the BilBoLbul festival in Bologna, Italy. His work has been previously published in Best American Comics 2013, from Houghton-Mifflin. Sam now lives and works as an illustrator and cartoonist in Montréal.

ISBN 9780-9-889014-6-9
Softcover, b&w, 120 pages, $11.99
June, 2014
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For additional information, Galleys / ARCs, review PDFs, interview requests, and bookings, please contact: publicity@uncivilizedbooks.com.

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